FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 Available...

Ken Smith kensmith at
Thu Nov 17 18:19:35 UTC 2011

The second of the Release Candidate builds for the 9.0-RELEASE release
cycle is now available.  Since this is the first release of a brand
new branch I cross-post the announcements on both -current and -stable.
But just so you know most of the developers active in head and stable/9
pay more attention to the -current mailing list.  If you notice problems
you can report them through the normal Gnats PR system or on the
-current mailing list.

At the current plans are for one more RC build, which will be followed
by the release.  The 9.0-RELEASE cycle will be tracked here:

NOTE: The location of the FTP install tree and ISOs is the same as it
had been for BETA2/BETA3/RC1, though we are still deciding if this will
be the layout we switch to for the release.

ISO images for the following architectures are available, with pathnames
given relative to the top-level of the FTP site:

  amd64: .../releases/amd64/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/
  i386: .../releases/i386/i386/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/
  ia64: .../releases/ia64/ia64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/
  powerpc: .../releases/powerpc/powerpc/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/
  powerpc64: .../releases/powerpc/powerpc64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/
  sparc64: .../releases/sparc64/sparc64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/

MD5/SHA256 checksums are tacked on below.

If you would like to use csup/cvsup mechanisms to access the source
tree the branch tag to use is now "RELENG_9_0", if you use "." (head)
you will get 10-CURRENT.  If you would like to access the source tree
via SVN it is "svn://".  We still have
the nit that the creation of a new SVN branch winds up causing what
looks like a check-in of the entire tree in CVS (a side-effect of the
svn2cvs exporter) so "mergemaster -F" is your friend if you are using

FreeBSD Update

The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64 systems
running earlier FreeBSD releases. Systems running 7.[34]-RELEASE,
8.[12]-RELEASE, 9.0-BETA[123], or 9.0-RC1 can upgrade as follows:

First, a minor change must be made to the freebsd-update code in order
for it to accept file names appearing in FreeBSD 9.0 which contain the '%'
and '@' characters; without this change, freebsd-update will error out
with the message "The update metadata is correctly signed, but failed an
integrity check".

# sed -i '' -e 's/=_/=%@_/' /usr/sbin/freebsd-update

Now freebsd-update can fetch bits belonging to 9.0-RC2.  During this process
freebsd-update will ask for help in merging configuration files.

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 9.0-RC2

Due to changes in the way that FreeBSD is packaged on the release media, two
complications may arise in this process if upgrading from FreeBSD 7.x or 8.x:
1. The FreeBSD kernel, which previously could appear in either /boot/kernel
or /boot/GENERIC, now only appears as /boot/kernel.  As a result, any kernel
appearing in /boot/GENERIC will be deleted.  Please carefully read the output
printed by freebsd-update and confirm that an updated kernel will be placed
into /boot/kernel before proceeding beyond this point.
2. The FreeBSD source tree in /usr/src (if present) will be deleted.  (Normally
freebsd-update will update a source tree, but in this case the changes in
release packaging result in freebsd-update not recognizing that the source tree
from the old release and the source tree from the new release correspond to the
same part of FreeBSD.)

# freebsd-update install

The system must now be rebooted with the newly installed kernel before the
non-kernel components are updated.

# shutdown -r now

After rebooting, freebsd-update needs to be run again to install the new
userland components:

# freebsd-update install

At this point, users of systems being upgraded from FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE or
earlier will be prompted by freebsd-update to rebuild all third-party
applications (e.g., ports installed from the ports tree) due to updates in
system libraries.

After updating installed third-party applications (and again, only if
freebsd-update printed a message indicating that this was necessary), run
freebsd-update again so that it can delete the old (no longer used) system

# freebsd-update install
Finally, reboot into 9.0-RC2:

# shutdown -r now


MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 0165f0a2a1141a4c69413ec0c0b7d754
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-amd64-memstick.img) = 84713f2f556cdd58aa18e36093525e6c
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 59792b2012e6feff6981d3cf58c0b901

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-i386-bootonly.iso) = ed3e7b8ac2fdadd2c41c0d5c8b26943c
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-i386-memstick.img) = f396728fbd72c61078a7f9511b0c71ff
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-i386-dvd1.iso) = cacc9962fa80a6b9a5067c907f127e8b

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-ia64-bootonly.iso) = faaf6f0c529b8ec59b9d4252ae666dc7
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-ia64-memstick) = b937883e7634334bef1ddf3eb1e06ffb
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-ia64-release.iso) = c1f5623734132ea80a9fa2298262884c

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 35e667deaa7223e0829677c3762163d8
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc-memstick) = 01b06227124fc7f9ad224d0512940ea8
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc-release.iso) = 055e06744fa1b8c584cfda8be2352462

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc64-bootonly.iso) = 38d240e6cdfd5f986f0690ba1256eb0f
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc64-memstick) = b820ed78bce87b69a04e9d473c63ecfc
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc64-release.iso) = 44d550342db5090c1d0fb5f60705cb0c

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 7ffb3dc55bb02506cbc95d0f7a94edab
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = fe4b87eff3f3cde33c2908b071e45c0f

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 81daa3aa92b8eb6f1bf0c6196c1cae138c881fe53dce22b9fbf2f19a8cf30551
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-amd64-memstick.img) = fda9025bb8c3ee8c3a4f8db3a0144c669408707eab3dc7c5e2070342e979e33e
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = d7071da7cf440f79a7368f8a8b26ba9b6e18dcb3785aec83df866ddf576ef418

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-i386-bootonly.iso) = 200ac2b9e950548c873cba93f3b3c669e529720522897220d6b6dd438f806490
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-i386-memstick.img) = 7888f9ed58da415a7356810c07768587c6d2b5d4734f9ca47c92bfc10dab1b0a
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-i386-dvd1.iso) = 41a1e12496ba5a44dba4c6e6cfb27c6dd5f49fb62378e05c1a61909a4f29d06c

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 059a05b4e779f94cb221fcb7ce261db13e45092510b1fbeac7e17d5f2f6c7c36
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-ia64-memstick) = 3e9985eb02c0f8cd8e5d84356048a019c98d9628e5836ca777426a3abec3f83f
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-ia64-release.iso) = 49524a249f72ad6a8a21ba1ad0d1e738ddc09342c7086cf1a20c08ad06885539

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 3a584930ecfd772defa3d86879c62199b7a15f6e502bf4809a04a3fc8d10e10e
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc-memstick) = 06b2985c278362801e2c454d72a3ae0f873ad2e050a058e76f7b6da84f2d4812
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc-release.iso) = 0402cca90eb4123fbf1d5dc46d9a36ba08b38c0e7b5e83a3a5c0cd7cd1095124

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc64-bootonly.iso) = 7510745f1fbd3f1a4e1d7c9d0fed39f8ea3e2dc37de029e931f06856729e5183
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc64-memstick) = a29bf56f7461be20b0fd15e6ff7ed08ea0a2baabcbf04430d337893113d19a68
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-powerpc64-release.iso) = 54b1e14798839ced94863a5fb95b08c20a46474854effc022602cad018789b98

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 9e08825e9549d330384817296d832f9e00288357ccd1b2d6cce99d0f656b096b
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = f53810ff78e4015833e0ac9e81865c1abd93c622607d14aa2a74b918d2bc469c

                                                Ken Smith
- From there to here, from here to      |       kensmith at
  there, funny things are everywhere.   |
                      - Theodor Geisel  |
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